Churchyard Gates

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I visited this local North Manchester Church and was struck by the contrasts of the place. I photographed the Church from the graveyard gates which were a little overgrown but the gates almost framed this pretty church view. I have limited the colours in this picture to sepia tones to keep the scene simple. I hope to visit again soon as there is so much to photograph.


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Bangor Pier

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Bangor Pier or Garth Pier was designed by J. Webster to be constructed of a wooden deck on cast iron columns and was opened on 14th May 1896.

The pier was the place to visit, steamers from Liverpool, Blackpool and Douglas transported tourists to marvel this new 470ft pier.

In 1971 the pier was closed due its decline and at one point looked to be demolished but was rescued. restored and re-opened to the public in 1988.

Bangor pier is regarded to be one the finest of the three remaining grade II listed piers in the Britain.

Peveril of the Peak Manchester

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One of Manchester’s traditional public houses Peveril of the Peak is a grade II listed building built in 1829. The pubs unusual name comes from the old stage coach that ran from Manchester to London in the 1800’s. The Pub was upgraded around 1900 and was given is stunning clad of ceramic tiles.

The Peveril remains one of Manchester’s most famous Landmarks.


 

Man’s Best Friend

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Captured at Ramsbottom, Lancashire at the World War Weekend, these handsome chaps Barry and Jasper caught my eye straight away.

The background is of the Union Jack combined with an old map,  I have added a texture  layer and adjusted the colour to try and achieve an aged look.

After taking this photograph and sending a copy to Barry, I would often find myself bumping into him for a natter – sadly not seen Barry for a while now – hope he is ok.


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Lindisfarne

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The iconic Lindisfarne Castle standing on Holy island off the Northumberland Coastline. The Castle can only be accessed twice a day at low tide and is maintained by the National Trust.  A pebble marks your visit to the spot.


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Red Ladybird

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A little 7 sport ladybird (coccinella 7-punctata) that I came across in Parbold in Lancashire. This is the most commonly spotted ladybird by people and was found in bramble bushes.

If you spot any lady birds be sure to help out the Ladybird Survey by taking a note and sending them a picture.

www.ladybird-survey.org


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War Time Romance

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Taken at Bury’s World War Weekend event in June 2012 hosted by the East Lancs Railway. The World War Weekend is a yearly event normally at the end of May that sees the local towns of Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Heywood and Bury host a series of World War events in full costume including a flypast by an original historic spitfire.


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